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Jimmy James

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GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« on: April 02, 2009, 01:46:57 pm »

 <*< >>:-( >:-o THERE IS A VERY NASTY RUMOR GOING AROUND THAT MR BROWN AND HIS GANG ARE TRYING TO SELL OFF "HMS VICTORY TO TO A FRENCH TOUREST COMPANY BECAUSE HE SAYS THE GOVERMENT CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE ONE .FIVE MILLION ANUAL UP KEEP ON THE SHIP..... HAS ANY ONE ELSE HEARD OR KNOW ANY THING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IF IT'S TRUE ITS TIME TO START IMPEACHMENT PROSESSES AND HAVE A GOOD OLD FASHAND FLOGGING ROUND THE FLEET AND THEN HANG THE TRATOR FROM HER MAIN YARDARM.. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(((YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS???)))
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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 01:51:35 pm »

Come on , they need the money to cover their pay increase , Not to mention their expenses.


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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 01:54:05 pm »

The story didn't break yesterday did it ?

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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 06:25:30 pm »

I feel poorly just thinking about it. We should start a whip round and buy it ourselves!!
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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009, 06:34:18 pm »

I heard about this yesterday....i thought it was a april fool joke.................along with the guy having to remove the union jack from his mini roof...turned out that wasnt a joke either <*<
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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 02:15:04 am »

I feel poorly just thinking about it. We should start a whip round and buy it ourselves!!

We should start a whip round round, and start with G. Brown (30 lashes). >>:-(
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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009, 09:00:37 am »

This has actually been discussed already a few times in the past and I'm sure that if the government thought they could weather the wave of unpopularity then they wouldn't hesitate.

Don't forget one of the best ambassadors this country has ever had in the shape of HMY Britannia was decommissioned without a care for the consequences.  At the time I was lucky enough to be shown a set of plans for a replacement vessel that was to be a joint ownership venture between the monarchy and business interests with the vessel serving a dual purpose of being a royal yacht as well as a business conference centre.  It was projected at the time that the vessel could pay for itself but it still wasn't taken any further.

Unfortunately when it comes to national treasures I don't think any government has the right to sell them off.  We are talking about assets that have been with us for many years being sold by a group of bumbling idiots passing through trying to make a name for themselves and cling on to office before thier partners video prefernces are discovered or we realise just how much they are skinning the taxpayer for to support thier house buying projects.
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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 09:04:20 am »

...So how do we start an e-petition on the No 10 site??
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2009, 10:31:16 am »

Bunkerbarge is right. These things are part of our heritage and a short lived Government (many of whose members are appallingly ingnorant about history) have no right to take decisions of this nature.

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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2009, 04:30:44 pm »

I still think Flogging them through the fleet and then Hanging them from Victory's Mainyard is the best answer.. But then I am a bit old fashioned about these sort of things (Walking the plank and Keelhauling are out because she's in dry dock)
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2009, 04:47:57 pm »

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(Walking the plank and Keelhauling are out because she's in dry dock)

Even better!
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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2009, 05:07:13 pm »

There are currently 41 admirals, vice-admirals and rear-admirals but with constant cuts the number of fighting ships in the Navy now stands at just 40.

The "gold braid" of Navy chiefs is made up of two admirals, six vice admirals and 33 rear admirals.

The 41 admirals will draw an estimated salary of 6.7 million.

One Victory and 41 Admirals.

Hmmmmmmmmm could be they would be better off selling a few admirals.  {:-{
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Re: GOVERMENT WANTS TO SELL HMS VICTORY
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2009, 05:08:51 pm »

... i thought it was a april fool joke.................along with the guy having to remove the union jack from his mini roof...turned out that wasnt a joke either <*<

Uh?...  :o
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2009, 05:19:49 pm »

I feel poorly just thinking about it. We should start a whip round and buy it ourselves!!

We should start a whip round round, and start with G. Brown (30 lashes). >>:-(

no not 30, maybe 1000 lashes then a good hanging off the yardarm. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2009, 05:29:42 pm »

Have to think about selling the Top brass ----- <*<Naaa!!! --- :-))Sell the P.M. & the M.P's. instead... I'm sure there are People in say,   Afganistan who would pay a good price... then we could shift most of our problems to people who really deserve them ---AND --- Repaire the Victory   -------sort of kill two birds with one stone. ............What do you Think?????
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2009, 05:58:41 pm »

They have Admirals in charge of naval bases as well as ships.
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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2009, 06:00:53 pm »

How many admirals are actually on ships then Colin ?
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2009, 06:07:22 pm »

No idea Richard, I suppose you only need them when you have a fleet putting to sea and I don't think we can muster one now. But isn't that pirate patrol off the Horn of Africa under British command - in which case there might be one there...

The Commodore of the Dartmouth Naval College that I met last year has gone to take over one of the Scottish bases and they promoted him to Rear Admiral.

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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2009, 07:50:58 pm »

They have Admirals in charge of naval bases as well as ships.
Not quite true, Colin. The Dockyards are "run" by and in charge of the Civil Service. The bits the Admiral is in charge of are the ships. That's why ships are an encumbrance to the Dockyard!. In The USA the "Yards" are run by the Navy...a logical and effectice way. BY.
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2009, 10:22:58 pm »

What a simply preposterous idea, selling Victory to the French?? I would rather see her go up in a ball of ceremonial fire than see her go that way! Perhaps we could keep the funeral pyre going with a few suits from Westminster!
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2009, 10:35:43 pm »

Did you you know it is illegal to display your national flag on your registration/license plate?
in 2001 the UK up held and passed the EU law to ban any national recognition on your registration plate, it carries a fine of 60.00 with no appeal allowed under EU law, also includes the Scottish Saltire. Welsh dragon, St Georges cross etc etc.

Regarding the guy with the mini, according to the Police, if you have a union jack on your car roof its classed as racism,  as it could be offensive to other people that aren't British. They told him that he has seven days to remove the graphics or could be given an asbo or worse.
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2009, 11:09:05 pm »

If only Diana were still here.............................. <:(
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